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The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has busted an attempt by members of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") to involve a female resident of the city of Lviv in criminal activities posing a threat to Ukraine's national security.

"It has been established that during a visit to relatives in the temporarily occupied city of Donetsk, a female resident of Lviv was illegally detained by the armed formations under the pretext of allegedly checking documents," as reported by the SBU's press center.

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"After that, she was sent to the so-called 'DPR State Security Ministry,' where she was forced to agree to confidential cooperation detrimental to Ukraine's national security. She faced psychological pressure and threats," it said.

As tasked by "DPR" terrorists, she would have to collect and share information about connections of family members of Ukrainian military personnel from the western regions who come to the territory of Donetsk region.

Upon her return to Ukrainian-controlled territory, the woman visited the SBU Office in Lviv region to inform about facts of her illegal detention and attempts by the "DPR" to recruit her.